Biomedical Engineering Technology (Co-op) (Fast-Track)

Program Details

  • Program Code:3437
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Fast-track program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Biomedical Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast-Track) program allows students to use their college or university electronics background to gain direct admission into the second year (semester three) of the three-year engineering program and receive a diploma in two years (four semesters plus two work terms).

The Biomedical Engineering Technology program is a response to the innovations within the health care system —  a result of a merger between the biomedical equipment industry, engineering and scientific disciplines — that benefit society as a whole.

Because there is currently a great need for qualified professionals in biomedical engineering, you are trained through an optimum balance between theory and hands-on labs with ever-present technical problem solving that ensures you are industry-ready upon graduation.

This applied science program integrates various including electronics, computers, embedded microcontrollers, chemical, biology, medicine, health and product engineering in the design of medical equipment, rehabilitation and health improvement devices.

You have the opportunity to enhance your School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science training through a co-op component, which sees you work as a paid employee in the field. The experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but also provides valuable contacts for future careers.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • Instruction in the Biomedical Engineering Technology (Fast-Track Co-op) program, from biomedical industry professionals, is focused on hands-on lab training to enhance classroom learning.
  • This hands-on experience occurs through the use of a wide range of high-tech equipment.
  • Co-op in this fast-track program is a paid experience that takes place in environments such as hospitals, medical equipment companies, pharmaceutical companies and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Co-op offers you the real-world experience future employers are looking for.
  • The program is part of an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It also has its own Biomedical Student Club.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities. These partnerships will allow you to apply academic credit towards further study. The Biomedical Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast-Track) program's educational partner is:

  • Cape Breton University (Engineering Technology degree)

Professional Associations

Training in this program allows you to expand your career possibilities in a few ways. For example, you will be eligible for Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and Certified Biomedical Engineering Technologist (CBET) certifications.

Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Accreditation

The Biomedical Engineering Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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Career Outlook

  • Bioengineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical technologist

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in a related science or engineering area
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial diploma or degree and relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
  • Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $1,743.00 $4,510.00
International $12,800.00 $3,288.00 $16,088.00

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